When pain strikes it is always handy to know some toothache tips to get you through while waiting to see a dentist. It is essential that you seek emergency dental advice for a toothache, however, the following tips will help you manage the symptoms until you can get professional treatment.
- First of all, make sure you contact your dentist for advice. They may want to see you straight away. Otherwise, they will most likely make you an appointment as soon as they can. If this is not possible then contact another emergency dentist.
- If you have pain relief available then you can use this to help stem the pain and discomfort. This could be ibuprofen as this is an anti-inflammatory. That means that it will help to control any swelling while fighting the pain. Ensure you read the directions for use fully and only take this type of medication if you are able to do so. If you do not have pain relief available then you can visit your local pharmacy who will be able to suggest the best option for your circumstances.
- Clove oil contains a natural anaesthetic and can help to mildly numb the area. This can often take the edge off the pain and make eating and drinking more comfortable. If you do not have clove oil then wrap ice in a clean cloth or tea towel and apply it to the area that is causing the pain. Never apply ice directly as this can cause damage to the soft tissue.
- Keeping your mouth clean is very important. If brushing is causing too much discomfort then use mouthwash to remove bacteria and keep the area clean.
If you are suffering from a toothache then please call the clinic for an emergency appointment on 0203 750 5302. Alternatively, you could make use of our convenient walk-in service for prompt treatment. In addition to this, the clinic offers a full range of general dental treatment to keep your teeth strong and healthy. Cosmetic dentistry is also available for those wanting to give their teeth or skin a makeover. We look forward to assisting you with all your dental needs.
Pearl Dental Clinic is open 7 days a week from 9am to 10pm. You can book an appointment by calling us on 0203 750 5302 or emailing us or booking an appointment online.